Weather watch: Strong wind warning cancelled

A trough of low pressure remains just to the north of Vanu Levu, and is expected to gradually drift South and affect the country again from Monday. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE weather forecasting centre in Nadi has cancelled the strong wind warning previously in force for the land areas of Southern, Eastern and Northern Viti Levu, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti group, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands.

In its bulletin issued early this morning, the weatherman says the trough of low pressure that remains just to the north of Vanua Levu is expected to gradually drift South and affect the country again from tomorrow.

However, it forecasts associated cloud and showers to continue to affect the northern and eastern parts of the group.

Meanwhile, a high pressure system to the far South of Fiji directs a fresh East to Southeast wind flow over the group.

The forecast to midnight tonight, expect occasional showers, heavy at times, and few thunderstorms over Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, eastern half and interior parts of Viti Levu, Lau and Lomaiviti group.

Elsewhere, cloudy periods with afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms.

Isolated heavy falls are also likely, and localised heavy falls may lead to flash flooding of low-lying areas.

Mariners are advised of moderate to fresh East to Southeast winds, gusty at times, and rough seas.

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